Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy holidays!

This wonderful hoverbike by _zenn doesn't really bring much holiday spirit, but hey, what sort of Blacktron creation does? As it is, it is an awesome little Blacktron III creation.

Link to Flickr

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The well is empty

With a lack of new material lately, I have dug into my Brickshelf folder to see what Blacktron stuff I had forgotten (Or was in the midst of a computer problem) to blog. 

So as the picture above appears, it isn't a spaceship, but a mech(a?) This is my third (I think) attempt at making a mech of any kind, and I feel it turned out fairly well. It is actually a revamped 6878 Sub Orbital Guardian.

Those dark bley pieces on the feet have been replaced with black since the picture, but I am too lazy to take new pictures

More pictures can be seen here in the archaic Brickshelf

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Novvember is over

And it only brought 2 Blacktron II, and 1 Blacktron I. Hmmmm... how come there wasn't 3 Blacktron III?
Anyways, top one was built by Pasukaru, a regular contributer to this blog, and the bottom one was built by none other then me.
I must say, Pasukaru's photo editing skills far exceed mine. Not hard when I have none at all.


Friday, November 4, 2011

Novvember is here

And Pasukaru is the first to make one in Blacktron colours. Exellent job of making it classic and new at the same time.

On Flickr

I have  Blacktron II Viv-Viper built, but who knows if I'll actually get pictures of it before Novvember ends, let alone posting it. We'll see.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

6933 Review

Well, after typing this review, I can say that I have added Spectral Starguider's set number to my very short list of set numbers that I have memorized.
Anyways, I have done a review of 6933 Spectral Starguider over on Classic Space, and I am way to lazy to bother typing it all up agian here, and figuring out exactly how all the coding works here, so I'll just redirect you to there. I'll give the stats, but if you want a more comprehensive review, I suggest you go to here:

6933 Review

Parts: 8/10 Selection isn't great, with it being mostly 6 large wheels that take up a lot of space, but even so, almost all of it is useful to some extent
Playability 9.5/10 This is easily the make-or-break part of my review. I just LOVE driving this set on the table, on the floor, or even in the dirt (More on that later)
Design: 8.5/10 I feel it is a little weak here, seeing as it is mostly a ship on a chassis with 6 wheels and a little platform on the back.
Figs: 9/10 How can you say two Blacktrons are not awesome? would have gotten a full ten if there had been a third, but even back then TLC had some limits.
Nostalgia: 9.5/10 When I first got this set back in 06 or 07, I wasn't particularly fond of it, but over the years, I have found this set to be amazing.

Overall score is 44.5/50, or 8.9. That rates as very good in my books.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wait, duplo?

One last post before I head off to Brickcon (Wooooooot!!!)
In fact, this particular ship was built by Josh, someone who I know pretty well, and is also going to Brickcon, And he is taking this lovely ship with him, So I shall have the chance to check it out, and perhaps swoosh it around...

Also, it utilizes some rather odd pieces, like that duplo piece (The landing gear thingy) and some new Hero Factory armour. I say Josh is the best person at using useless pieces in awesome ways.

More pictures:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

NBT Base at BrickExpo

Not that I have any idea where BrickExpo was, but I discovered this base on Flickr, and I thought it pure awesome. Especially that dome.

Apologies for the lack of blogging, computer is not being cooperative

Thursday, July 14, 2011

1479 revamped

Twice! And both by Yours Truly!

The first large shuttle was built mainly because I had a bunch of extra Blacktron figs floating around, I had that extra canopy, and I wanted to make a shuttle (Which is what I theorize 1479 Twin Pilot Craft as) The resemblance to 1479 was not planned on at first, but I went with it as the build progressed and as successive modifications came along
The second one was actually built first, and was built intentionally to be a revamped form of 1479 (I think I might have that number memorized now)

Both shuttles include many features of 1479. Cockpit up front. Forward facing wings with those dishes on the ends. Triple engines. Antennas on the sides. Single fin on the rear.

More pictures on Brickshelf when moderation has commenced:

Small Shuttle

Big Shuttle

Oh, and sorry for the mediocre pictures. New camera, plus a recently upgraded computer that has absolutely no editing programs on it will do that.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The results are in!

Well, after a short time judging, and a week or so of procastinating, I have the results for the CIBt 2!

First place goes to Optimal Control's Alien abduction remake:

Second place goes to Ninja Bait's Valkyrie

Congradualtions to the winners! Your prizes will be sent out as soon after I recieve your address as I can.

I shall (hopefull) get a post for each entry soemtime in the near Future, but no promises.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

One more day

Just a quick little post to say there is only one more day left in the Colour it Blacktron 2 Contest.

Also, Life has been very hectic for me as of late, so sorry for the lack of updates (Not that I was doing it too much anyways)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Now that is micro!

When I first saw this ship on Flickr, I thought it was the real thing, but on closer inspection, I discovered it was a micro version I have never seen a micro version of a set done so exellent! Full marks to P3-K4.

More pictures here:

Friday, May 6, 2011

It's like a spider

This Mech by Peter de Yeule has a spider-esq feel to it, but missing a few legs, it isn't quite there. It's still awesome, so whatever.

More pictures here:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Here it is again!

The Colour it Blacktron Contest is back!

This time is a little different then last. Instead of just building an old creation in Blacktron colours, you can also build any official set in the Blacktron colour schemes.


-NO clones! (Custom pieces are allowed)
-Digital entries are allowed.
-No piece or size limit.
-No Blacktron 3 creations.

Prizes (assuming Bricklink comes through):

1st place: A used 6894 Invader with a Blacktron II minifig.
2nd place: A used 6832 Super Nova 2, without Instructions.

It isn't much, but hopefully it will make you build some Blacktron!

If you have any questions, either comment ont his post, or ask them at Classic Space here:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Just like the sets

A new member of (If you are not a member of this great forum, then come and join We are looking for new members!) built his first creation using parts from various Blacktron II sets. It fits in very well with the official sets, with details like the detachable cockpit, and the multitude of anteneas.

More pictures here:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Not really a MOC

But still Blacktron! A member of the Blacktron pool on Flickr posted this useful little list on the color schemes of all three Blacktrons (The Blacktron III is for interpretation, but I feel it fits very well)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

More then just ships

And this coming from the guy who almost only builds Spaceships and sailing ships..
Anyways, Rougebantha built some sweet NBT minifigs. Not much else to say, other then I would hate to be on the receving end of his anger, with bodyguards like those...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Gamma Gatria

My newst ship, this one titled Gamma Gatria (Loosly based on 'Alpha Centuari')

I am quite happy with how it turned out. All studs up, and still pretty smooth looking. Buying those quarter domes has easily been one of the best things I have ever done.
More pictures here (when public):

Friday, February 11, 2011

I take my words back

Almost right after I posted last, an influx of NBT creations by Bricktron flooded the Blacktron group on flickr My favorite has to be the redone Battrax. It just looks so mean and nasty, just like a good NBT creation should be.
More pictures of the various other creations, plus more angles on this one:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

There has been a lack of NBT lately

But this beauty of a shuttle, named Octtrax, by Roguebantha totally makes up for it. Heck, the crew is awesome enough to make up for a couple days.

More pictures can be found here:

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Going the classic route

Diamond2a goes good old studs up style with this beauty of a ship, named Blacktron Explorer. If this were a set, and it looks like it could fit right in with the classic Blacktron II sets, I wouldn't hesitate to snatch it up! The photography here is also very different then what we are used to.

More pictures:

Friday, January 14, 2011

Stolen from a Galaxy far, far away

Just recently popping up in the Blacktron group on Fickr, Darktan brings the latest in Blacktron 3 stolen technology.

Definitly the best Jedi starfighter out there.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Allied Avenger 2.0 (Again?)

My latest attempt at remodeling the classic ship, Allied Avenger. By now, this ship is definitly the most redone one of all Blacktron ships. But I wanted to try that cockpit design, and use those new skies as landing gear, and it just ended up becoming an Allied Avenger remake.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Time to Hide

The New Year has come, and Rougebantha brings us this frightening mech known as Inciser2. A very menacing looking mech, one which I would never want to meet in a dark alley, or even in a brightly lit enemy base, as the short backstory might point to.

What a way to start the year.....